Sweet, sweet ambiguity, how I enjoy you.
Nick Szostakiwskyj's first film has hooked me in. I am very interested in how he chose to write this story. I like to guess at his inspirations, but you never do truly know. I sensed John Carpenter's 'The Thing', Stephen King's 'The Shining', and some H.P. Lovecraft. My trifecta of fear.
Isn't snow the most wonderful backdrop for horror? Nature in and of itself is oppressive and capable of killing you if you act the least bit foolish. So much of history has instances of being trapped with the most grisly of endings. The paranoia, claustrophobia, hunger, thirst, and cold will do you in.
Humans need to explore. It's an instinct like sleeping.…